Sinclair’s purpose was avowedly political: He wasn’t trying to write a novel of subtle psychological sophistication. He wanted to expose the physical realities and moral evils behind industrial capitalism to inspire his readers to reform the system through political action. ~ Bill Savage
Watch a student’s NHD project about The Jungle!
- Sandburg @ Poetry Foundation
- Sandburg wrote a four-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln!
“The complete publication led Sandburg to become an authority on Lincoln. He built a reputation traveling across the nation lecturing to colleges and universities on the Lincoln that he knew so well. In 1959, Sandburg was asked to speak to a joint session of Congress on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, making him one of the very few private citizens to ever hold such an honor. ” — WHO ELSE TRAVELED ACROSS THE NATION, SPEAKING AND LECTURING ON LINCOLN FOR MANY YEARS AFTER LINCOLN’S DEATH?
- DuBois @ Poetry Foundation
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
- Dunbar @ Poetry Foundation
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